West Virginia in the Civil War
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Introductory article on West Virginia in the Civil War, by Dr. Mark A. Snell for the West Virginia Encyclopedia
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Facebook has been full of profile pics lately. A friend over at the The Federal City Brass Band posted this set which is worth sharing. Lincoln on the left taken by Brady in May 1861 and again in February 1865 taken by Gardner. The burden of the Presidency always takes a physical toll no matter the era. Do you have photos of another famous Civil War personality showing the change over time? Share them with us! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Beverly Heritage Center was fortunate enough to receive a long-term loan of a book on firearms in the Civil War to be used in our research library!
In addition to our community library, the upstairs of the Beverly Heritage Center boasts a library of over 700 books and 550+ periodicals. It is currently available by appointment only. ... See MoreSee Less
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Industrial promoter, land speculator, railroad developer, and Confederate veteran Isaiah Arnold Welch promoted the development of the Pocahontas coalfield in southern West Virginia. Welch was born in Doddridge County about 1825. As a young man he took part in the California Gold Rush, later returning to Western Virginia. The city of Welch, county seat of McDowell County, is named for Isaiah Welch, who is reported to have purchased the strategic site at the confluence of Elkhorn Creek and Tug Fork for $100 and his sorrel mare.
Read more at e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia
A 1946 Saturday afternoon, Main Street, Welch.
Credit: Russell Lee
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Cartoon “Christmas” by Thomas Nast. This cartoon and several other Christmas-themed Nast cartoons appeared in the January 3, 1863 issue of “Harper’s Weekly.”
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The George Tyler Moore Center celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1993, the GTMC has provided Shepherd University students, faculty, Shepherdstown community members, and visitors from across the country a place to conduct Civil War and genealogy research. We are indebted to everyone who has so generously given their support over the years. We look forward to the next 25 years and beyond! #CivilWar #WestVirginia #thisplacematters #history ... See MoreSee Less
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Rifle Rally tickets are here! Print out this form and mail it in, stop by the Beverly Heritage Center, or call us at (304) 637-7424 to get your tickets! ... See MoreSee Less